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anxiety Explained

anxiety at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


anxiety at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

anxiety at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n plural anxieties // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: anxietas, from anxius; ANXIOUS]//
1 [U and C] the feeling of being very worried about something: concern// anxiety about/over// --There is considerable anxiety among staff about job losses.// --There is growing public anxiety over levels of air pollution in our cities.// deep/acute/great anxiety // --The fear of unemployment can be a source of deep anxiety to people.// --his feelings of anxiety// --A high level of anxiety was created by the introduction of cameras into the factory.// --It can help if you discuss your anxieties with someone.//
2 [U] a feeling of wanting to do something very much: anxiety to do sth// --I nearly fell in my anxiety to get downstairs quickly.//

anxiety at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In psychology, a feeling of dread, fear, or apprehension, often with no clear justification. Anxiety differs from true fear in that it is typically the product of subjective, internal emotional states rather than a response to a clear and actual danger. It is marked by physiological signs such as sweating, tension, and increased pulse, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the perceived threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it. Some anxiety inevitably arises in the course of daily life and is normal; but persistent, intense, chronic, or recurring anxiety not justified by real-life stresses is usually regarded as a sign of an emotional disorder. See also stress.

anxiety at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

159 Moby Thesaurus words for "anxiety":
abstraction, abulia, ache, ado, alacrity, alienation, all-overs,
angst, anguish, animation, annoyance, anxiety equivalent,
anxiety state, anxiousness, apathy, appetite, apprehension,
apprehensiveness, avidity, avidness, besetment, boredom, bother,
breathless impatience, can of worms, catatonic stupor, chafing,
cheerful readiness, cheerlessness, cliff-hanging, compulsion,
concern, concernment, dejection, depression, desire, detachment,
disadvantage, discomfort, discomposure, discontent, dislike,
displeasure, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, distress,
doubt, dread, dullness, eagerness, elan, elation, emotionalism,
emptiness, ennui, euphoria, evil, excitement, existential woe,
expectant waiting, flatness, folie du doute, foreboding,
forwardness, fretfulness, fretting, great ado, grimness, gust,
gusto, haste, headache, hypochondria, hysteria, hysterics,
impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, inconvenience,
indifference, inquietude, insensibility, joylessness, keen desire,
keenness, lack of pleasure, lather, lethargy, life, liveliness,
longing, malaise, mania, matter, melancholia, mental distress,
misery, misgiving, mistrust, nausea, nervousness, nongratification,
nonsatisfaction, obsession, painfulness, panic,
pathological indecisiveness, peck of troubles, pessimism,
preoccupation, problem, promptness, psychalgia,
psychomotor disturbance, qualm, qualmishness, quickness, readiness,
restiveness, restlessness, savorlessness, sea of troubles,
solicitude, spirit, spleen, staleness, stew, stupor, suffering,
suspense, sweat, tastelessness, tediousness, tedium,
tense readiness, thirst, tic, trouble, twitching, uncertainty,
uncomfortableness, unease, uneasiness, unhappiness, unpatientness,
unpleasure, unquietness, unresponsiveness, unsatisfaction, verve,
vexation of spirit, vitality, vivacity, waiting, withdrawal, worry,
zest, zestfulness

Anxiety at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Anxiety \Anx*i"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Anxieties}. [L. anxietas, fr.
anxius: cf. F. anxi['e]t['e]. See {Anxious}.]
1. Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event,
future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it
in a state of painful uneasiness.

2. Eager desire. --J. D. Forbes

3. (Med.) A state of restlessness and agitation, often with
general indisposition and a distressing sense of
oppression at the epigastrium. --Dunglison.

Syn: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity;
disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension;
restlessness. See {Care}.

anxiety at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a
variety of mental disorders [syn: {anxiousness}]
2: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in
anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

anxiety at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » anxietatem|anxietātem|lang=la, from Inter: term » anxius||anxious, solicitous, distressed, troubled|lang=la, from Inter: term » ango|angō|to distress, trouble|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /ˌæŋ(ɡ)ˈzaɪ.ə.ti/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-anxiety.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » anxieties

  • An unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Harold Edward Bindloss|Harold Bindloss

    |title=The Dust of Conflict
    |passage=The inquest on keeper Davidson was duly held, and at the commencement seemed likely to cause Tony Palliser less anxiety than he had expected.
    1. 2005, Category: w - :Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. Category: w - :Stephanus pagination|268a.
    2. : But the other, because he's been immersed in arguments, gives the appearance of harbouring considerable anxiety and suspicion that he's ignorant of those matters he presents himself to others as an expert on.
    3. An uneasy or distressing desire (for something).
    4. : I was anxious to get into the office before Henderson called from New York.
    5. Inter: context » pathology A state of restlessness and agitation, often accompanied by a distressing sense of oppression or tightness in the stomach.


      * care, solicitude, foreboding, uneasiness, perplexity, disquietude, disquiet, trouble, apprehension, restlessness, distress

      Related terms

      * anguish

  • anger
  • anxious


    Inter: trans-top » concern
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|тревога|f|tr=trevóga|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|безпокойство|n|tr=bezpokójstvo|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ansietat|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|焦慮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|焦虑|tr=jiāolǜ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|担心|tr=dānxīn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|úzkost|f, Inter: t- » cs|starost|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|angst|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bezorgdheid|f, Inter: t- » nl|ongerustheid|f
  • Estonian: rahutus, ängistus
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ahdistus, huoli, Inter: t- » fi|levottomuus, huolestuneisuus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|anxiété|f, Inter: t+ » fr|inquiétude|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Besorgnis|f, Inter: t+ » de|Angst|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άγχος|n|tr=ánchos, Inter: t+ » el|έγνοια|f|tr=égnia, Inter: t+ » el|ανησυχία|f|tr=anisichía
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|चिंता|tr=cintā|sc=Deva
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|kvíði|m, Inter: t+ » is|órói|m, Inter: t+ » is|áhyggja|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|imní|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ansia|f, Inter: t- » it|ansietà|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|心配|tr=しんぱい, shinpai|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|metus|m
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|cearu|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|niepokój
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|angústia|f, Inter: t+ » pt|ansiedade|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|anxietate|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|беспокойство|n|tr=bespokójstvo|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|тревога|f|tr=trevóga|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|iomagain|f
    • Serbian: strepnja {{f}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|zozobra|f, Inter: t+ » es|ansiedad|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ängslan|c, Inter: t+ » sv|farhåga|c
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|چںتا|tr=cintā|sc=ur-Arab

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » eager desire
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|силно желание|n|tr=sílno želánie|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ansietat|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nedočkavost|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|iver
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verlangen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επιθυμία|f|tr=epithimía
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ansia|f, Inter: t- » it|bramosia|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|metus
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|anseio|m
  • Russian: Inter: qualifier » стра́стное OR си́льное Inter: t+ » ru|желание|n|tr=želánije|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|iomagain|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|inquietud|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|iver|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pathological condition
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ansietat|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|úzkost|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|angst|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ahdistuneisuushäiriö
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Angst|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άγχος|n|tr=ánkhos
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|angist|f, Inter: t- » is|kvíði|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ansia|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|metus
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|angst
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|lęk|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ansiedade|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|страх|m|tr=strax|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|боязнь|f|tr=bojáznʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|iomagain|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ångest|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sl: tesnoba f (1)

    Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

    Translation: ar » anxiety
    Translation: cs » anxiety
    Translation: de » anxiety
    Translation: et » anxiety
    Translation: el » anxiety
    Translation: es » anxiety
    Translation: eo » anxiety
    Translation: fa » anxiety
    Translation: fr » anxiety
    Translation: gl » anxiety
    Translation: ko » anxiety
    Translation: io » anxiety
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    Translation: mg » anxiety
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    Translation: my » anxiety
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    Translation: ja » anxiety
    Translation: ps » anxiety
    Translation: pl » anxiety
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    Translation: vi » anxiety
    Translation: zh » anxiety